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A highlight from 428 What is Collagen and How Does It Work?
"Quest podcasts and Yolanda is our newest guest expert. So I'm always excited to be talking to somebody new about these interesting and innovative topics. Yolanda is the director of product innovation for natural factors. And she spent close to 30 years in the nutritional and nutraceutical supplement industry. She's been in product development in education. I think she has a real strength in education. I know that from our last interview. And her ability to make some of these challenging and sometimes difficult nutrients, understandable, make them accessible to the average consumer. That's where we're all about nutrition can be very confusing for a lot of people. How do you make sense of it? Well, you know if you're a regular listener to our show that we direct you to some of the best companies in the natural products industry. But what makes these companies particularly good is their commitment to the science, their commitment to the raw materials, to the products, and having their products tested using these trademark branded clinically studied raw materials is one of the ways that you know you're getting ingredients that have been shown to be safe and effective through good science. And that's what we're always looking for. We want to understand the science of these nutrients. And so it's in that capacity, I'm pleased to introduce to you once again, Yolanda Fenton. Yolanda, welcome back to health quest podcast. Thank you, Steve. That was a great introduction. Well, thank you. Well, you're one of my favorite companies. I've used your products for decades. I've learned so much from the experts that natural factors has made available to us. And I would like to just shout out to natural factors for being such a strong supporter. Not only for health quest podcasts, but for education in general. This is a passion that they understand, their commitment to the natural products industry, their commitment to making sure that their ingredients are up to par that are what they say they are. And this is not so common necessarily for all natural products that people can buy. So it's good to know good companies and how do we know it's through these commitments that you have made natural factors is made to the science to the certifications to having your own organic farm. There's just so many things that we've covered. And I want to suggest to our listeners, go back and explore this library of content. Just go to the tag index, look up natural factors, and it will lead you to all of the natural factors interviews. You can also narrow down to just Yolanda's interviews or any of the experts or companies that we have there. Our topic today is going to be collagen. This is one that a lot of people have heard about. A lot of people have started to use, but like most things are all collagen, the same. Are there clinically studied variations that we can have confidence? And how do we know that the products that we're using are clean, uncontaminated? There's only one way to know. And that's by having your products tested. So we're going to touch upon what natural factors does in that regard as well. Will you land let's just start off with a primer on collagen? What is it? How does it work? How is it used? How is it gained such popularity? Great question. It's good to do a primer because I'm sure your audience has heard lots about collagen likely they're taking a collagen product or they're about to, hopefully, collagen is the most abundant protein in our body. It makes up about 25 to 35% of our total protein. And it's the main structural protein in connective tissue. So it's quite important in maintaining all of our body's functions. I always say to people the best way to think about collagen is as a glue that whole things together. So structurally, collagen provides like the scaffold for other important nutrients. It's the major building block of tendons, ligaments, bones, muscles, and skin. It also helps our body repair itself after we have an injury, especially areas like tendons, ligaments, muscles. And of course, one of the more well-known benefits of collagen is beauty from within. And there's a reason why we say this because skin is approximately 80% say versus collagen in our bones, which is approximately 45% collagen by volume. So it gives you an idea of how much collagen is in our skin. So in addition to collagen, our skin also makes two very important components elastin and hyaluronic acid. And these nutrients, they bind on collagen sites to maintain that smoother, thicker, tighter skin. Unfortunately, as we age, like a lot of things with the reduction in collagen production, there simply fewer binding sites for these other skin components like the hyaluronic acid and elastin. And so what happens is that over time, rentals start to develop due to lack of hydration, the lack of elasticity in our skin, as well as the actual thinning of our skin, our body creates its own collagen Steve, and how it does this is it combines very specific amino acids, along with vitamin C, zinc, copper, and a few other nutrients. Now, the specific amino acids, and this is really important why I'm mentioning this because we'll come back to this again. They are arginine, proline glycine and hydroxyproline. So this specific amino acid profile makes it very different than other proteins such as whey protein, casein protein that you would typically find in a way supplement. And so this is why collagen isn't considered a complete protein, and it shouldn't be relied upon as a protein supplement per se. Don't get me wrong, you're getting protein from collagen, but you can't rely upon it rather as a complete protein. And we'll explain why. Now, I mentioned earlier that collagen levels, they decline with age. So why does that happen? So factors obviously just simply aging, right? Poor dietary habits. This definitely leads to collagen decline. This accounts for wrinkly skin. It can definitely contribute to many joint health issues. Definitely premature graying or whitening of the hair, muscle atrophy, and brittle bones. So in short, your aging prematurely. Think about it this way. Collagen production decreases about 1% per year beginning at the age of 21. I mean, that's so young, right? Unfortunately, it gets a little bit worse that in post menopausal women, there's a loss of about 30% of skin collagen in the first 5 years. And that's just simply because of all of the changes that are happening with our hormones, notably estrogen and progesterone. And also, the average person's skin decreases in thickness by 6.5% give or take about every ten years. And so all of these factors contribute to essentially skin that doesn't look very smooth. It has wrinkles, in some cases, people have very defined wrinkles, and again, the hydration also contributes to that as well or lack of hydration. So supplementing with collagen, either through supplements or through your diet
A highlight from 347: (Encore) - 060: Raindrop Essential Oil Massage Therapy
"We recorded this interview originally 6 years ago right around this same time, which I think is just a sign that I'm getting older because it does not feel nearly that long ago. But I thought this would be a good one to bring back while we take a little time off around the holidays. For you to listen to it's one of my favorites because it really brings you to the essence of what essential oils to me are all about, which is healing, wellness, and especially the healing that can happen between two people when they are applying essential oils in a loving way. Enjoy. Anyone
A highlight from #079 How to Identify & Heal From Toxic Mold
"Today we have Michael rabino on. He is also known as the mold medic. He was amazing. He does so much information on mold. He talks about the basics, you know, with the different types of mold, the places that you can find mold, what that means for you, is it a big problem? Is it a little problem? What to do if you need to remediate how things that you can do in your house, like for your HVAC system, what mold illness looks like for different people. So I can not wait for you guys to listen to this episode and let's welcome Michael. Okay, so we're so excited to have you. We've been wanting to have you for a long time. And mold is a very popular topic, unfortunately, but with what we do, we work with so many mask activation patients and so mold is definitely a hot, hot topic. So we're so excited to have you here. And we really wanted to kind of start out for people who don't know, or people who have a lot of misconceptions around what mold is and the different type of species of mold. Can you just kind of tell us what is mold? Yeah, of course. Well, first off, thank you for having me. And I'm so excited to find two other people who are just as excited about all design. So thank you for that. Yeah, there's over is a little bit of craziness here, but there's over a 100,000 different species of mold that we know of today. It could be many more. It's like kind of like how we keep finding different fish in the deep sea here. We're finding new species of mold. It's very interesting because the main molds that we look at in a living environment are typically 36 different species. Some of which you may have heard of like stacky buttress, it cladosporium, aspergillus, penicillium. There are molds that we make antibiotics from, obviously, it has a place in our ecosystem. But from my perspective, when I'm all about creating healthy environments, we're looking at how much mold what types of mold and what's going on in our own living environment because that's where we live, right? So when a lot of patients will come to us and be like, well, there's mold all around us. So the testing, you know, it'll be skewed and so can you talk about how you mentioned a 100,000 species, right? But aren't there certain species that are more toxic than others? So can you kind of go into a little bit of that? Totally. So there's allergenic species. There's pathogenic species and there's toxigenic species. It gets real confusing because allergenic species could produce toxins, so the mold itself isn't toxic, but the toxin it produces can be toxic. So kind of breeds this whole discussion of what does all this mean and how do we create healthy environments because at the end of the day, that's what people are looking for. I've heard that before, you know, mold is everywhere. It's been around forever. Why is this a problem now? And all the things around that, there's very interesting history if you look at it, if you go all the way back to the Bible, leviticus, they've been literally doing mold remediation. There's a mold remediation protocol in the Bible so we're talking thousands of years ago, right? So what had happened in the Bible basically they would have a priest come in and bless it and they would clean it. And if it came back, basically they would just knock the house down and carry all the stones out about a mile away from the village. So they knew that mold has been a problem back then. So it's not like it all of a sudden became a problem. It's always been a problem. And as far as just our homes and stuff, in the 1970s, that's when we actually started going more towards energy efficiency. And so for those that don't know of energy efficiency, we're building buildings tighter, more better insulated, trying to prevent temperature differentials. So a loss of heat or a loss of cooling, which then requires energy to continue to heat and continue to cool. Well, when we went this route, we forgot that air exchange is kind of important, meaning ventilation or the volume of air, right? So let me give you an example. You go outside and you take a breath. You look all around you. There's an unlimited volume of air around you at that point. Inside your home, there is a limited volume of air, right? Unless you open a window and you have air exchange from outside. And so when these buildings are built tighter and tighter, you're now stuck with a limited volume of air. So what does that mean exactly? Well, the more particles and toxins and chemicals and all this stuff that we have in our environment with each breath that we take, by the way, about 20,000 of those a day. We're going to have more of a more particles and toxins, et cetera, per breath, then we would outside, right? Because now we're looking at dilution. So outside these mold spores, these toxins, they're diluted with just the volume of air, and they're not as diluted inside. So, you know, considering you spend 90% of our times
A highlight from 427 Brain Fog Supplements to support better mental clarity.
"Podcast. I'm your host Steve Langford. Thanks for joining me. I'm glad you're here. This is going to be a fun interview for me because it's with one of my favorite guests. Jolie root. She's our most prolific contributor to health quest podcast. She is a prolific educator. This is what she does. She does this for Carlson laboratories. And if you've been a regular listener of our podcast, you've heard Jolie many times. She is the senior nutritionist educator at Carlson. She has a history that just suits this topic very well. She's been a nurse. She's been in retail health food. She's now an educator. And if there's one thing that I particularly love about Jolie, it's this blend of understanding the medical side of issues with the nutritional and lifestyle side of issues. To me, this gives us the best opportunity to explore health in a totality because neither one of us Jolie, myself, we don't reject modern medical care. We appreciate it very much. We understand the importance of it, but we also understand its limitations. It is medical, it's not nutritional. And our opinion is everybody needs to be well nourished. If you're under a doctor's care, discuss these issues with your doctor, but you still need to be well nourished in order to get the best results. Whether if you're healthy, yay, for you, but you still need to be well nourished. You're probably healthy because you do take care of yourself. So it's this blend of knowledge that brings an understanding that I particularly appreciate and I think it's very good for our listeners to understand these nuances. Getting healthy with nutrition is a sophisticated business. It's an art as much as a science because we're looking at people as individuals. And we are looking at circumstances lifestyles, heredity, all kinds of things can play into one person's health and two people eating the same diet can have very different outcomes. So it is a very individualized approach that recognizes this is a journey that each person has to make. Jolie has her own radio show called food for thought. I believe it's on Fridays, and I believe it's on the Internet. So no matter where you are, you can access her weekly content and I suggest that you do. Certainly here at health quest podcast. This is going to be our 24th interview sponsored by Carlson laboratory. So thank you, Carlson. And it's I think Jolie's 21st time 22nd time. She's been a guest more than any other single person on health quest podcast. So thank you, Jolie. For that. Today our topic is going to be one that a lot of people are hearing about. It's interesting to me because I don't recall it being in such common knowledge amongst even the newscasters these days. And that's the topic of brain fog. That's a term I think you've probably heard. You maybe have even experienced it. It's that topic we're going to cover today. What are some of the nutritional implications? What is this thing called brain fog? That's our topic for today, and it's in that capacity. I'm pleased to introduce you once again. Jolie root. Jolie, welcome back to health crest podcast. Steve, thank you. It's always really nice to have conversations with you because you've got a background that is very much like mine and I'm sorry, but if someone has been looking at health and particularly the way that we approach it, integrative health functional medicine, nutrition, lifestyle, for multiple decades, you get to have a depth of knowledge that a lot of people don't have or newcomers to a topic might not have. And so when I say something, you get it. So it's a lot of fun when we work together because I think that our conversations they flow so nicely is really the way to put it. But you mentioned brain fog and that almost everyone now is starting to hear about or consider this topic, I agree. And I think it is important to start with a disclaimer, which is saying that I'm not saying that any particular Carlson product is a cure if you will for brain fog and the reason that I would say cure with a situation like brain fog is that we're starting to see some regulatory attention on the term brain fog because even the health experts in the regulatory agencies are realizing that brain fog is a condition that is secondary to a lot of health challenges that people are facing right now. So we've just gone through a couple of difficult years. It is 2022 right now and we're edging up on 2023 and we don't have to get into long descriptions about what has happened over the last two to three years in public health globally. But what has happened as a result of the events of the last couple of years is lingering complications of different kinds of health concerns. So whether or not a person has had a viral infection or whether or not a person has been under a tremendous amount of stress because of what has gone on
A highlight from 346: The Power of One w/ Brianna K. Wilkerson
"Welcome to the essential oil revolution. I'm your host, Samantha Lee, right? Thank you so much for tuning in with us. Here today, week after week to learn about one of nature's most powerful tools to keep you well and to help you live a balanced life essential oils. Today on our show, we talk with Brianna wilkerson, who breaks down for us, her journey of getting started in essential oils and how that change when she herself became a mother. We dive into lots of different topics, but I decided to call this episode the power of one. Because there's sort of a theme that comes up and you'll see what I mean later, I'm not going to set it up any more than that, but before we get to our interview, let's pull a recipe out of our DIY dugout. And today's recipe happens to be our winner
A highlight from #078 How to Heal Your Metabolism with Kate Deering
"Today we have Kate daring on and Kate is really great at explaining metabolism, which is a word we've all heard, but we sometimes don't really understand what it truly means. So she breaks down what it means, she breaks down what it looks like to have a slow metabolism, what exercise and diet due to the metabolism, the best ways to support your metabolism. We talked a lot about the proper carbon take, which I think is really important because everyone is so different. So we really hit that hard. And just the importance of glucose, how affects your liver function, we talked about hydration and the best ways to stay hydrated and side note it's not drinking a ton of water. So I can't wait for you to hear this episode. Let's welcome Kate. Hey everybody, let's welcome Kate to our podcast and we're so excited to have you when I first heard you on a different podcast and I loved what you were saying and I knew we had to have you on. So you talk a lot about metabolism. So how did you get involved in talking and learning and teaching about metabolism and kind of what is your story with all this? Well, first of all, thanks for having me on. So I have a journey that goes back about 12 years ago when I was about 38 and I've been in the health and fitness industry for about 25 years now. And I was starting to experience a lot of kind of perimenopausal issues, which I thought I would never experience because I was so fit and healthy. And at the time, I was probably eating a semi low carb diet. I was exercising like a fiend, and I was just starting to feel fatigued. I was putting on a little weight, my sleep was going, starting to have a little period issues, which weren't really in my history. And I thought maybe this was, oh my God, this is what they talk about when you go to 40, like everything just goes to shit. And I was like, well, so I kept my thought was, I'll just tighten everything up and I'll kind of grind it out even more. And that just really didn't work. And at the time I was studying at the check institute with Paul check. I was in one of his workshops and one of the instructors at the time was starting to discuss a gentleman by the name of doctor ray Pete, who is basically a biochemist, and he kind of goes a different path in helping people understand their health. is kind of odd, but it's not in the fitness industry. It's not how we kind of relate to health. We relate to health like we're lean and fit and so forth. And doctor P kind of put it in a different explanation. And his was, well, you have a warm body. You sleep well, you don't have period issues. You have a nice hair and skin. You basically don't have to work out all the time to stay lean and fit. Your body's functioning optimally. And I was like, um, one of his measurements he utilizes to monitor how well your metabolic rate is working is your basic basal temperature and your pulse. And we should be around 98.6, and of course I went home and measured mine, and I was like 96. And I'm like, oh, that's interesting. And it made sense because a lot of my history I had been quite cold. And I always thought, I'm cool, because I don't have a lot of body fat. And really, that's not why I was cold. I had basically driven myself into a lower metabolic rate and my body was starting to compromise. And adapt to that kind of situation I put myself in. And so that's when all these light bells went on and I started to study extensively all of his work and basically things like doctor broda barms, constant Martin, anyone that was in understanding hormones and overall what basically does metabolism mean and what does that mean to me and how can I work on it to improve my overall health? And so that's where my start became and then I essentially started utilizing that my work and I was finding I was having a lot of trouble explaining all this to people because it is a little bit of an unwinding and trying to understand your health and that's where I decided to write a book and try to kind of break it down to a little bit easier terms so people could get a better grasp of it and that's kind of where the star began. I've been doing that ever since. Awesome. And if anybody follows you on Instagram, you put a lot of great information out too. So just hearing you even speak about metabolism and your story in saying, you know, a lot of people don't even know what metabolism is. So what exactly is that? You could break it down. Breaking it down. I think a lot of people just think it's burning calories, right? That's what I always thought. And on some level it is, but essentially your metabolism is a sum of every metabolic process that goes on in your body. So when you have a well running metabolism, then you have good energy. You have good digestion. You free a PMS symptoms. You have a good sex drive.
A Knee or Hip ‘Replacement’ Without Surgery? It’s on the Horizon
"Protocols coming out in regenerative medicine that that kind of restore and re-grow articulate cartilage which that that layer of connective tissue that covers the end of our bones and allows joints to maneuver in in the past. You know we'd have to get that type of thing resurfaced or get a knee joint replacement which lot times a young person like me. Who's young been pushing. My body really hard for the past twenty years. The idea of getting a joint replacement is not that that Exciting of a prospect especially considering those those joint replacements don't don't last for real long time. This article got into everything from like brand new experimental drugs like one called spree. Fairmont which stimulates cartilage cells. These little carla shells called contra sites to grow it gets into another injectable. Drug called the laura civil servant and that inhibits the proteins that caused like carlucci generation than develop the development of of arthritis. And then it also gets into these really cool procedures like Like an inter office procedure. Where you'd actually take bone marrow out of a patient's say hip and then what you do is you would go in with a with a needle like digital ultrasound. Guided imaging and drill little holes in the in the surface where you see cartilage generation kind of like in the same way you would fertilize lawn and then you just fill all those little holes with the bone marrow and the bone marrow stimulates the new cartilage to grow in a similar ways. You would get if you were literally just like repair. All the cartilage almost like a surgical glue like a surgical cartilage glue
Biochemist Shawn Wells on the Benefits of Berberine as a Health Supplement
"Have been talking about burbank for years. Because i've been talking about kito for twenty years and i've been talking about burberry for probably about half as long. It's one of the most houghton's anti-aging anti-diabetic key tone insulin sensitivity improving if improves amp k. Protects you from advanced location and products and glorification which is blood sugar damage. This is such a powerful compound. As is it's kind of drug equivalent metformin in so anyone associated with having diabetes or insulin resistance definitely as interested in metformin or the herbal equivalent of covering but certainly people that are into anti aging and looking to lower information with crp. Lower hemoglobin a. One c the blood sugar and live longer are taking things like verb ring. Or now the new form that i was involved in patents of kodi hydro bordering. So what's cool about die. Hydra ring is it's about five to ten times more bioavailable so it increases much more in the plasma at a much lower dose you only have to take about one hundred milligrams versus five hundred milligrams of burberry and also what's really cool is it lasts about twice as long in the plasma versus standard burglary so standard burberry. And you're taking five hundred milligrams three times a day and with diana jabbering you're taking around one hundred milligrams two times a
Dr. Michael Greger: How to Naturally Boost Brain BDNF Levels to Fight Depression
"Welcome to nutrition facts. I'm your host. Dr michael gregor today. We look at ways to mitigate a serious mental health disorder. Depression there's accumulating evidence in brain derived neurotrophic fact may be playing a role in human depression beady. Nf controls the growth of new nerve cells so low levels may explain the atrophy of specific brain areas. You see among depressed patients that maybe one of the reasons exercises so good for our brains. Starting our day exercise regimen within three months you can get a quadrupling obedient. F- reliefs from your brain. This makes sense. I mean anytime. We were desperate to catch prey or desperate not to become prey ourselves. We needed to be cognitively sharp. And so when we're fasting or exercising or an negative calorie balance. Our brain starts churning out. Bvd nf to make sure we're firing on all cylinders. So of course. Big farm as eager to create drugs to mimic this effect. But is there any way to boost enough naturally. Yes i just said it. Fasting and exercise. Okay okay but is there anything we can add to our diet to boost obedient. Well hiring takes dietary flavonoids appear to be protectively associated with symptoms of depression. The harvard nurses study followed tens of thousands of women for years and found that those who are eating the most to appeared to reduce the risk of coming down with depression. Flavonoids occur naturally implants. So there's a statue mountain variety of healthy foods. But how do we know. The benefits are from the flavonoids and not just from eating healthier in general. You don't know until you put it to the test. See some fruits and vegetables have more than others. Apples have more than apricots plums. More than peaches red cabbage. More than white kale. More than cucumbers. So if you randomize people into one of three groups more high flavonoids fruits and vegetables. More low flavonoids fruits and vegetables or no extra fruits and vegetables at all after eighteen weeks. Only the high flavonoids group got a significant boost and obedient f- levels which corresponded to an improvement in cognitive
Accessing Your Akashic Records & Your Line Within With Ashley Woods
"We have this line. That's running through our bodies it connects up to the universe runs down through our bodies the central on of our bodies and 'attaches or connected to the earth beneath our feet and we're receiving messages from this line. Twenty four seven all the time every single second of every single day because it detaches up to the highest realm where are accustomed records are which if anyone does know is a metaphysical library of your entire soul's existence everything that's happened to you with you. Anything you have felt anything is in the records and this line is attached to that realm and so from the moment we take our first breath receiving information and you can call it downloads. Ping's guidance in her thought inner knowing gut feeling. You can call it anything you want. It's all language at the end of the day. But we're receiving that twenty four seven and so the way that we teach this now. In the way that i teach records is there are two ways to access them and one is the alike. The ritual dial up internet word of the prayer and like the whole like the older way of doing it which absolutely works. Not how you do it for somebody else but if you want to tune in for yourself that line gives you everything that you need. You don't need the prayer. You don't need the whole The rich won't you just need that intention. We teach a line activation which is simple easy breath work and movement that activates opens that line. Which is the files of all these messages that you can begin receiving them and receive this guidance from your higher self his highest realm. That really is just rooting. You on and so. That's how we teach the records now which is very different than other accustomed record readers and people who talk about them and teach them reteach them in two different ways one. That's like five g. high pace easy to access. Everyone can do it and the other is the older way which is really wonderful beautiful. They're equally powerful one way you can use them to read further people and to explore the history of other people and support them in that way but if you want for yourself you have it in you every single person. This has it
Surprising Diabetes Friendly Plant-Based Foods
"Detroit. Dennis thank you so very much for being here and thank you for having me check. And i'm glad i'm really glad that you're here too because the list of foods that we're gonna get into today if correct me if i'm wrong. These are the foods that a lotta people when they're first diagnosed with diabetes. These are some that they get taken out right away. Yes yes conventionally you know. It is said that removed the sugars from your diet and sell. I'm glad to talk about how we can at the right type of sugars to the diet right. I like the way that you put the right type of sugar because yes yeah one sugar does not fit. All there are many kinds. So let's just jump right in here number ten. I think that a lot of people are going to be excited to see this. One beings peas and lentils. Talk to me about these and the effect that they would have on some of them with diabetes. Yes i'll really. All those that are on. The list are high in fighter and we know that fiber is really good. You know or not just choir digestive of things but it really helps with stabilizing the blood. Sugar and beans are very high in fiber. So please at though to your plate in many ways you can have it at the salad you can have it cooked And i love chick. Peas that are roasted very delicious. Oh that's right roasted chickpeas and by the way you see them in the store all the time. A lot of those have a lot of added oil to them. And so that's going to up the fat content but chippings or something that are really easy to roast in. Your oven means breezy Some like a soil files low-sodium. Soy sauce are liquid amino acids to in the oven about four hundred resource bad or hundred about twenty minutes
Study Reveals the Secret to Longevity in Japanese Centenarians
"To ancient things. A new study is pop. The is a japanese study and his japanese study was looking at a group of japanese centenarians. Who seem to have these seemingly magical powers. They have an average age of one hundred seven amongst the healthiest longest living humans on earth protected from chronic diseases that that inevitably haunt a lot of the rest of us as we age like obesity and diabetes hypertension and cancer. But what they found these people that really stood out was the trillions of microbes that lived in their gut It wasn't the amount of the microbes but it was. It was the composition of those gut bugs. The composition of those gut bugs basically. They had a bacterial signature. Those similar to the strains of bacteria in in each and every single one of the centenarians but a lot of them had a very similar microbiome in one strain in particular stood out and it was type of bile acid. Okay or is it a bacteria that synthesizes bile acid now bile acids what you might know. Is this kind of boring bodily fluid that's commonly known for digesting fats. But it's now being called as a class of entering hormones hormones that go beyond their classic role in fat digestion and absorption. So what they found. Is that these bile. Acids helped to protect sensitive gets infection and other environmental stressors. So it's really interesting because we know that that the gut bile acid content to decrease a little bit as one ages in the secondary by lasts a really powerful so they've done studies in mice before they looked at the these these microbiomes humans and they found that the gut bile acids to regulate immune cells and prevent some dangerous microbes from taking over the gut. And what a what they looked at in the seniors a particular group of gut bugs called or owed oral back to rasaie adora backdoor and that turned out this little bile acid called eyeso- aloe lithocholic acid or eyeso- aloe
Does an Aspirin a Day Keep the Doctor Away?
"Salicylic acid. The active ingredient in aspirin has been used for thousands of years as an anti inflammatory painkiller. In the form of willow tree bark extract. Which pocket is used to treat fever until alleviate pain during childbirth. It became trademarked as drug in eighteen. Ninety nine remains to this day probably the most commonly used drug in the world one of the reasons that remained so popular. Despite the fact that we have better painkillers now is that it also acts as a blood thinner. Millions of people. Now take aspirin. On a daily basis to treat or prevent heart disease it all started back in nineteen fifty three with the publication of this landmark. Study in the new england journal of medicine length of life and cause of death in rheumatoid arthritis paper started out with the sense. It has often been said that the way to live long life is to acquire rheumatism. They found fewer deaths than expected from accidents. Which could be explained by the fact that people with arthritis probably aren't out you know going skiing but also significantly fewer deaths from heart attacks. Maybe it was all the aspirin. They were taking for their joins. Those thinning their blood and preventing clots forming in their coronary arteries in their heart. And so in the nineteen sixties. There were calls to study whether aspirin would help those. At risk for blood clots and the nineteen seventies. We got our wish study suggesting regular aspirin intake protects against heart attacks today. The official recommendations that low dose aspirin is recommended for all patients with heart disease but in the general population for those without a known history of heart disease or stroke dealy. Aspirin is only recommended when the heart disease benefits outweigh the risks of
Cold Laser Therapy: A Health Revelation With Dr. Kirk Gair
"You define cold laser therapy or so. We look at at at cold laser therapy. That means it's non-thermal because there are some lays out there that are thermal. There's some high powered ones that work by heating up the tissue low level lasers. They've been used since the nineteen sixties. And they're really pioneered in the former soviet union where there was so much research by nineteen seventy four that the russians were using them in their state-sponsored Medical care so they're using them for every branch of medicine basically even if it was. Obgyn if it was a oncology neurology orthopedics because they were able to see that it can help people to heal much faster. By the way the laser actually stimulate. Some changes will be called photo biochemical changes so the easiest way to think about lasers. Let's start with plants. Let's look at photosynthesis so you've gotta plants leaf and when sunlight hits the plant's leaf. They will absorb the photons of energy. Sounds like star trek but it absorbs photons and then the plant will convert that into food through photosynthesis so that's one simple way that living organisms can use light in humans when sunlight hits us. We can't make food but we can absorb that energy and make vitamin d that goes throughout the body in order to cause you to me stronger bones or affect the immune system and inflammation or the sunlight can cause you make me Melon for a suntan melatonin for your sleep wake cycles and for some people. They can't even get seasonal affective disorder. Where if they don't get enough light they can get depressed so we know that our bodies are already light reactive now. What happens when we get laser on the skin. You're not gonna make food or vitamin d or a melanin. But you're gonna make some other molecules that have a really powerful impact. One of the primary ones is you're going to make atp which is made in the mitochondria and so you have listeners. Who have autoimmune conditions fibromyalgia. Very common especially in females Where they have issues with their mighty country. The laser supports that by helping it to make extra energy extra. Atp and that can affect every single on your body brain cells as
Prof. Leanne Redman Explains Intergenerational Transmission of Obesity
"Leeann redman. Thank you so much for joining me. On the podcast. I've got a lot. I wanted to ask you about. And you've published in a number of different areas. That i find fascinating and i suppose one of these was intersections of event diagram of some of that work is talking about this intergenerational transmission of obesity carlights with maternal diets. And so on by just off. Maybe the introduce people to the topic before we get into any specifics. Can you explain the term Intergenerational transmission of obesity and then what how that relates to your wider work and focus. Yes this is a really. I love this area of study. Because you know the big idea here. Is that obesity has really early origins. In the life of a person and that we inherit out some kind of risk for obesity and other chronic diseases in utero. And we inherit actually morris prom genetic origins which of course would be from appearance. So it's this idea right that we we obtain disease risk from two parents and even as far back grandparents. Now we know that that have some level of responsibility in this cascade as well but lay it on top of that The exposures during pregnancy as well which brings up the maternal diet that you just mentioned invoking even a greater risk for people from the time that they warn.
Balancing the Prefrontal Cortex With Dr. Daniel Amen
"How do you help people reconcile that. Like when i when i read the book. I'm hearing about these dragon. Stay mostly sound negative but you in terms of if they go unchecked. Your prefrontal cortex is offline it really does become pathological and it becomes a problem. But i'm obsessed with this idea that there's pathology both sides so if you have too much drive it's going to spill into pathology if you're feeling too broken to inadequate whatever but if you don't have enough there's also pathology on that side. How do you help people walk. That balance is that the prefrontal cortex. Let's always this balance between your prefrontal cortex so think of that as the break in your brand. But you don't want it to strong when it works too hard people have ocd. It's sort of like the break is always on and so if you think of a car like going to big bear and think about coming down the hill you need a good prefrontal cortex. You need a good break because if the brakes not on you die because you're off a cliff which is apropos. People don't break their behavior and they make bad decisions and so they die early but if the break is always on you can't get down the hill either. Because it's like stop stop. Stop stop think of people have ocd. So it's about balance between the front third of your brain prefrontal cortex and your emotional brain because we need passion. We need purpose. We need a reason to do something but if it works too hard we get sad or we too anxious or we come. Traumatized The wounded dragons just so and way more common now since the pandemic wounded dragon is i am broken in some way or some. I've had trauma.
Top 5 Adaptogens for Stress Reduction
"We're talking about the top. Five adapted jin's for stress reduction. We know that adapted jin's are these really powerful herbs and medicinal mushrooms. Basically helped bring our body back into homeo- stasis and so sometimes we'll be secreting too much stress hormone in too much stress hormone like too much cortisol can cause a down regulation in our ability to respond to cortisol and sometimes will produce two little stress hormone in too little sex hormone and so adapted agents really helped balance our stress hormones and our sex hormones which helped build metabolic reserve. Which is our ability to adapt to the stressors of life so they helped to balance our blood sugar. They helped to improve sleep and rest levels improving our energy levels if we're fatigued and mental clarity for feeling like we've got brain fog or anxiety that can reduce depression. Help support mood reducing zaidi Give us better physical strength and endurance. They reduce inflammation and oxidative stress and they support an optimal immune function in. So you think about adapt. Ah jin's it's like a thermometer. We want if we want you know our room to be seventy degrees and for whatever reason You know maybe it's hot outside and it's driving that he'd up in the air conditioning goes on if it's cold outside and it's bringing the temperature down than the heat goes on to keep it steady at seventy degrees and so adapt agents really do that for our body and i find them to be one of the most helpful supplements to us. So let's talk about the most well. Well-studied adapted jin's that we can be putting into our system and so again this diagram right here really goes into it. We want balanced between our sympathetic in our para sympathetic nervous system. Stress is what is basically anything that pushes us out of homies. Stasis that forces us to adapt and adapted jin help us adapt quicker and more effectively and so here are some things we wanna look out for. Most people respond really well to adapt jen's however for some individuals. If you take too much too quick you might notice. Increased symptoms like anxiety neared ability. Ab fatigue trouble sleeping dry mouth dizziness or digestive problems. So i always recommend starting small and and am boosting your levels. Okay i find that most people feel really good on a doubt. Degen's there maybe one or two that you don't respond as well too and that's okay as well right you just find the adapted. Jin's that you do best with and so the five most well studied ones are schwa- gonda schlage. Reshi tolsey also known as holy basil and rhody
The Importance of Moistening Plants
"Hey there everybody say you here and in this post i want to talk about an important category of herbal medicines. That can be very very easy for us. As practitioners to overlook both in terms of how we approached studying our plants as well as something to assess and understand with our clients and this is a polarity that we see in energetic models based on moisture and specifically obviously in our moisture polarity. We have dryness. And we have dampness in people or we have drying remedies or moistening remedies and this is a super super super important dynamic to know about your herbs specifically knowing your moistening plants and knowing how to assess dryness in a person and the reason i wanted to talk about this specifically in this video is one particular reason. Which is that. Most herbs are drying true. Most herbs tend to be drying in nature. They're bitter or they're warming or their astringent. You know a lot of our herbs joke around make you more than me sweat more than make you pee more they generally tend to make your body secrete things that ultimately over the long term leave the body and in that regard they tend to have drying effects. I mean if we look at most of our herbal medicines we see that a lot of them tend to be drying energetically and this is very very important because the dynamic of dryness in terms of the state of our tissues or the state of someone's constitution is very very common. We live in a culture that is very very common for people to have an underlying state of dryness or in chinese medicine they would refer to as yin deficiency
Shopping for Success on an Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition Plan
"I know you love doing shopping tours. So what are some of the big shopping mistakes that you see people making when they're going to restore alex say that begs mistake. People make is believing labels because a lot of labels you see in. The grocery store will say all natural or paleo or you know. I'm sure there's gonna be a lot of kito friendly as you know. Ketogenic diet really gets more and more popular but if you actually look at me ingredient list. There are additives preservatives and sugars. And just a lot of things that you don't want in your body so the biggest thing i would say is don't trust labels and always look at the gradients. There's amish four thousand. Fda pre approved additives in so just all kinds of stuff that they put in food. And you really have to be aware of that. An- another mistake as people thinking that frozen food is not unhealthy option. And i can tell you as a mom of four. If i didn't have a big freezer stocked with organic vegetables and fruits. It would really be hard to take my kids healthy. Because i'm working. I get home late to have. The convenience of frozen vegetables is just amazing. So i always encouraged people. You buy frozen now. I've seen frozen organic rice cauliflower and sir exciting to see that because that could be time consuming Music colander or get Cauliflower ready to rice it amid and all that so already bryce you can just put it in a daesh little bit of water steam in a little bit and it's ready to go so a lot of convenience and this just as healthy berries or another thing frozen. Berries actually prefer version mass needs because it gives it that icy texture so always encourage frozen fruits and vegetables.
The Benefits of Walking and Acupuncture
"I still get emails asking. Why in many of my podcasts. I recommend this exercise. It doesn't appear as if it does much you know what's the big deal There were other exercises. That are better in this particular exercise. And i even get this from some of my patient is and this. Exercise is walking walking. It's basically a low impact simple natural accessible exercise that has many benefits attached to it. And for starters. Walking is very easy on the bond. I mean you can just get up from your chair and just do a brisk fifteen minute walk and it said it doesn't require any equipment doesn't require that you change your clothes. It doesn't require much of anything other than energy me to myself. The simplest form of exercise out there. Okay i mean globally slightly less than but around twenty five percent of actress of adults don't exercise on a regular basis whereas just one hundred and fifty minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise a week plus regular wellness. Visit with you acupunctures. Where do you go wrong. And now if you really want to look at it right almost one hundred and fifty minutes. That's a lot okay. It's spread out over week. It spread out over five days. It's pretty much a half hour each day for five days and sometimes it can just be thirty minutes of walking. You know you have to go somewhere. And it's thirty minutes away or fifteen minutes away and in fifteen minutes back these year. Thirty minutes for the day
Burgeoning Science & Bergamot With Dr. Danielle Daniel
"I'm here with dr danielle daniel. Who is a doctor of psychology and licensed clinical social worker with a holistic approach to the brain using the signs of nature. Her expertise focuses on the neural limbic. Pathways neuro cardiology and psycho gastroenterology. Which is the gut brain access for immediate and sustained emotional wellbeing. She trained hospitals clinics and therapists around the world on the field of psycho arom ecology and the application of saco aroma. Therapy dr danielle. Welcome to the essential oil revolution. I'm so glad that you're here with us today. Thank you so much for having me. It's a pleasure to be here. I'm so excited to connect with your audience. Well i am so excited to have not just a psycho aroma therapists. Here but i- psycho aroma colleges tell us the distinction between those terms. Yeah so i started studying. So i guess it can back up. A little. bit too is I started studying the research behind aromatherapy and the brain. I'm a mental health thumb clinician. And i have a doctorate in clinical psychology. And so i wanted to define what i was doing in my office with my With my trauma antiquing therapy our kids in my therapy. Practice and so Psycho aromatherapy is like the application of using oils for the brain for the psychology for motions and then psycho arom ecology as i was like studying the science of research with the oils and the brain I created a new field and my doctoral research shows called psycho aroma. Collagen which is the study of how aromatic molecules interact in the brain.
Brain Degeneration: Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions
"Hey everybody today. We are talking about the process of brain degeneration. I'm going to go through the major causes of brain degeneration of what it really is what it looks like. I'm gonna show you visual presentations. What brain degeneration looks like. And i'm also going to show you the best natural solutions how to prevent your brain from degenerating. C- can think sharply in quickly throughout your entire life and so let's jump into this year and so when we look at brain degeneration we know that the brain is very very susceptible to chronic inflammation chronic inflammation. Literally chews up the brain tissue and so as you're looking at this image here. The hippocampus is really where we store memories. And so that's one of the areas. That's extremely sensitive to inflammation to blood sugar dysregulation and high poxy or oxygen states and it starts to shrink which obviously then causes cognitive decline. And also you can see the entire cerebral cortex shrinks up it atrophies. This is what happens when it's exposed to inflammation of our time so major symptoms memory loss. Forgetfulness confusion irritability is really common. Depression agitation loss of inhibitions normally. You're able to kind of control certain you know socially unacceptable thoughts and as your brains are degenerate. You have trouble doing that. Also is another big one and apathy. Let's see major causes o'brady generation so blood sugar and balance is probably the number one cause right behind it is environmental toxicities when your blood. Sugar is not stable and balanced. That's going to end up resulting in periods of hypoglycemia. Sorry it's going to result in hypoglycemia in your brain where the you're not able to get sugar into the cells and their native produce energy and so they start to They start have excited toxicity and die. And there's also a lot of toxins that we called neuro-toxins that damage the brain
Why Your Stress Is Killing You With Dr. Jannine Krause
"All right dr janine. Thank you so. Much for joining negotiable podcast. I'm really glad to have you here for this conversation. My pleasure tori. We're gonna have some fun. Yeah you are the first naturopathic doctor to come on the show. So you are pumping the coach gus. Jerry with that. And i'm really excited because i think this is a much needed conversation to be had not just here but anyway that i can get the message out about alternative healing modalities to help us. Heal from the inside out. I'm all about it Because that's the mission that i'm on and i know that the people listening to this show are interested in as well because after living through the last two years that we've all been through in you know as well as i do. That stress levels are are preyed ti. I would. I would love to know from your perspective. What as a doctor. What have you as the implications of what we've just all experienced with with ovid and everything else especially when it comes to our stress man a couple of interesting things you know a lot of people come in. They're like i'm fine. Everything's fine kind of like that. T shirt everything's great. Yeah like okay. Yeah your face is not telling me that and we get a lot of like. I've had so much more downtime. And then it's like yeah. I've been home with some downtime. But i've been working with the kids and doing home schooling or i've been trying to figure out how to do my work at home and i don't have an office. Su there's all these weird stressors that kind of came into play and then they were like and this is probably the biggest implication for most women. The kitchen is right. There and things in that refrigerator are talking to me and my pantry and things that have been in there for months. That tastes like cardboard. Want me to eat them. So most of most of the biggest complaint. I'm getting from voces is coveted. Ten fifteen twenty dare. I say forty people
Getting Oily With the Enneagram Test With Meg Ryan
"Well i'm here with meg ryan no relation who is the host of the whimsey and wellness. Podcast where she interviews guests on natural health and wellness essential oils motherhood and womanhood entrepreneurship and personal growth. She's been using essential oils for four years and is beyond passionate about encouraging and empowering women to discover and live in their purpose mag welcome to the show. How are you thank you so much. I'm good how are you. I'm doing great. So what does it mean to be living in purpose. Yes so i actually. I used to really struggle with. What is my purpose right. And i think so. Many people relate to that. We think that we're the only one who doesn't know our purpose. Sometimes like it seems everyone knows but me. And i think that's because it's kind of painted for us like right in school that your purpose is what you do and just kind of along the lines just growing and all of that. I've learned it's not what you do. It's like who you are and who you want to be so instead of asking. Like what do i want to do. That is such a hard question. And i don't know i think there's few people who can find career that's like this job is my purpose right but like who you are in. That job feels more of a like year living in your purpose. You're being who you're meant to be mother that serving teaching so podcasting or you might not feel like okay. I don't know if podcasting feels like a purpose but you are empowering and teaching and doing all these things that just feels more of a person. It was like a hard journey to get to that discovery and so i love now on the flip side encouraging people to kind of find at them live in their